Station opened - 20th July 1874
Station closed to goods traffic - 10th June 1963
Station closed to passenger traffic - 7th March 1966
Grid Ref: 183 ST 616492
|The station was built just a short distance from the
summit of the steep climb from Radstock.
Consisting of two platforms with the main station buildings on the Southern
down platform. The up platform had a small shelter.
There was a fairly large goods yard at the Masbury end of the station with two goods sheds, one large stone structure, originally belonging to the Oakhill Brewery and was the terminus of a 2½ mile long, 2 ft 6in gauge light railway, this closed in 1921. This shed contained a 1 ton crane. There was a smaller goods shed opposite. There were also the usual cattle pens and loading docks etc.
The station area was controlled by a 24 lever signal box situated in the middle of the up platform adjacent to the shelter, the base being built of stone and brick, with a timber top section.
At the Northern end of the station, just after the road bridge, were the Mendips Stone Works. Here there were sidings and a large stone building, and a narrow gauge railway leading to the nearby quarry.
Copyright © Kevin Clapcott
Most recent revision Friday August 10, 2007